Ocean Elements logo
Ocean Elements logo

Do you need help arranging your holiday?

Phone icon
Call one of our experts on 020 3393 1218
Phone icon
Make An Enquiry
Complete our online form
Search
How long are you going for?
Choose Your Departure Date
Where are you going?
Adults

Over 12 years old

Children

2 to 12 years old

Infants

0 to 23 months old

Skippered Yacht Charter

About our Skippered Charters

Take the pressure off with a skippered sailing holiday. Whether you're a newbie wanting to cruise in our flotilla and visit exciting destinations, or an expert looking for a chance to relax; a skippered holiday lets you enjoy as much or as little sailing as you want.

Hire a skipper for your entire charter, or just a day or two. The choice is up to you. You pay a daily rate on top of your boat charter. All you need to do is provide your skipper with a separate cabin to sleep in and food and drink for each day of your charter.

For some nights, as the anchorage allows, the skipper can sleep on the lead boat if you would prefer some privacy. Our skipper's are sociable folk, who choose this way of life because (like us) they love sailing and mixing with the types of sailors we attract!

Skippers are charged from £150 per day plus meals, which is £1050 per week. That’s only £175 per person for a group of six!

What to expect...

Your skipper will be responsible for your yacht and the idea is that you (as crew) will assist them with mooring and other aspects of sailing, whilst learning along the way. Our skippers are friendly, qualified and experienced and will be with you all day, helping you grasp the finer points of sailing.

They are not instructors but they can provide local knowledge and sailing expertise to help you understand the basics of sailing during your week away. Booking a skipper will mean that you will be able to charter a yacht with no experience or qualifications and it is a great way to learn and get a fun and sociable introduction to sailing!

  • Skipper: from £150 per day, excl meals
  • Skipper: from £1050 per week, excl meals

Booking a Skipper

Skippers are in strong demand so please book yours in advance by calling us on 0844 770 40 70. The skipper’s fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and is your responsibility to provide these.

It is suggested that you discuss this on the first day with the skipper and establish whether you give the skipper cash for meals, or whether you have included him in your provisioning, or whether you will accommodate him as part of the group for meals ashore.

It can be arranged for the skipper to sleep on board the lead boat, but he/she may have to sleep on board your boat at certain anchorages. In this instance, the skipper must have his/her own cabin.

Chartering larger yachts

We always recommend skippers for our larger yachts (50 ft plus) as a capable pair of hands to help and assist you with all aspects of sailing.

Qualifications

Booking a skipper will mean that you will be able to charter a boat with no experience or qualifications. It is a great way to learn and have an introduction to sailing!

To charter a yacht in Greece requires the skipper to have some previous sailing experience and preferably a Day Skipper qualification or an ICC assessment (International certificate of Competence).

Need help arranging your holiday?

Request a Brochure

Ocean Elements Brochure

View our brochures online or have them delivered to your door.

View Brochures

Groups of 6+ SAVE £100pp

Booking for a group of more than 6 people, get a quote and SAVE.

Recent Blog News

Improve Your Sailing Skills on a Yachting Holiday

Ocean Elements is making waves this summer as yachties refresh their skills with our exciting ‘Stay and Sail’ holidays, and our exclusive yacht flotilla programme

Read More

Simon Winkley’s coaching week in Vassiliki

At the end of June our specialist windsurfing centre in Vassiliki hosted an exclusive coaching week with Starboard/Severne Team Rider Simon Winkley.

Read More